The Best American Travel Writing 2011

A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind.

The Best American Travel Writing 2011

The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites . A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind. The Best American Travel Writing 2011 includes André Aciman, Christopher Buckley, Maureen Dowd, Verlyn Klinkenborg, Ariel Levy, Téa Obreht, Annie Proulx, Gary Shteyngart, William T. Vollmann, Emily Witt, and others

The Best American Travel Writing 2000

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

The Best American Travel Writing 2000

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

The Best American Essays 2011

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2010 which were originally published in American periodicals.

The Best American Essays 2011

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2010 which were originally published in American periodicals.

The Best American Sports Writing 2011

Presents essays about sports chosen from magazines and newspapers published in 2011, on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing.

The Best American Sports Writing 2011

Presents essays about sports chosen from magazines and newspapers published in 2011, on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011

Presents a collection of the year's best essays written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011

Presents a collection of the year's best essays written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature.

The Best Travel Writing 2011

American People holding demonstration to protest against Johnson's
government for the latter's directing the aggressive war against Vietnam.” I
doubted the accuracy of some of the descriptions. The caption stating that
Americans were ...

The Best Travel Writing 2011

The Best Travel Writing 2011 is the eighth volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. Sweat, suffer, and fall in love in Guyana, meet a traveler who conducts his own detente in Russian baths, and encounter the light of a stranger in Burma. Further tales include methods on comprehending the nuances of bargaining in Senegal and an archaeologist who digs up her own past in Greece.

The Best American Sports Writing 2012

Presents essays about sports chosen from magazines and newspapers published in 2012, on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing.

The Best American Sports Writing 2012

Presents essays about sports chosen from magazines and newspapers published in 2012, on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing.

The Best American Magazine Writing 2014

Her work has been anthologized in The Best American Essays 2008 and The
Best American Travel Writing 2011. In 2012, she was a visiting critic at the
American Academy in Rome. Levy teaches at the Fine Arts Work Center in
Provincetown, ...

The Best American Magazine Writing 2014

Our annual anthology of finalists and winners of the National Magazine Awards 2014 includes Max Chafkin's oral history of Apple from Fast Company, Joshua Davis's intimate portrait of tech pioneer John McAfee's personal and public breakdown from Wired; Kyle Dickman's haunting investigation into the preventable death of nineteen firemen battling an Arizona wildfire; and Ariel Levy's emotional account of extreme travel to a remote land—while pregnant—from The New Yorker. Other essays include Wright Thompson's bittersweet profile of Michael Jordan's fifty-something second act (ESPN the Magazine); Jean M. Twenge's revealing look at fertility myths and baby politics (The Atlantic); Janet Reitman's controversial study of the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (Rolling Stone); Luke Mogelson's harrowing experience accompanying asylum seekers on a potentially deadly sea voyage to Australia (New York Times Magazine); Lisa Miller's poignant report from Newtown, Connecticut, as the town tries to cope with the aftermath of one of the nation's worst mass shootings (New York); Emily Nussbaum's critiques of gender and politics on television (The New Yorker); and Witold Rybczynski's poetic engagement with modern architecture (Architect). The collection concludes with the award-winning poem "Elegies" by Kathleen Ossip (Poetry) and "The Embassy of Cambodia," a short story by Zadie Smith (The New Yorker).

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2011

... was the American food or the novelty of hanging out in a house with water
flowing from a ceiling pipe that brought them back week after week. What I do
know is that three boys, Sa-a, Dari, and Yabide, eventually became my close
friends ...

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2011

Since publishing A Woman’s World in 1995, Travelers’ Tales has been the recognized leader in women’s travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travel Writing in 2004, the obvious next step was an annual collection of the best women’s travel writing of the year. This title is the seventh in an annual series—The Best Women’s Travel Writing—that presents inspiring and uplifting adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples, and facets of themselves. The common threads are a woman’s perspective and compelling storytelling to make the reader laugh, weep, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn’t. In The Best Women's Travel Writing 2011, readers Have lunch with a mobster in Japan and drinks with an IRA member in Ireland Learn the secrets of flamenco in Spain and the magic of samba in Brazil Deliver a trophy for best testicles in a small town in rural Serbia Fall in love while riding a camel through the Syrian Desert Ski a first descent of over 5,000 feet in Northern India Discover the joy of getting naked in South Korea Leave it all behind to slop pigs on a farm in Ecuador...and much more.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2011

Presents a collection of the genre's best short mystery stories that have been published in the United States or Canada during the year.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2011

Presents a collection of the genre's best short mystery stories that have been published in the United States or Canada during the year.

Crossing the Atlantic

The freshness and variety of the previously little-heard voices documented in Crossing the Atlantic will serve as an important reminder that an attentive interaction with “foreignness” has been and will continue to be one of the best ...

Crossing the Atlantic

“ . . . travel as an exploration of ‘the other’ which becomes an exploration of the self . . . a confirmation of identity.”—from the Introduction, by Frank Trommler In an age when travel was more difficult but leisure was more available, those who journeyed across the Atlantic from the Old World to America or back created a wonderful literature about the divergent cultures and the fertile interactions among them. In travel diaries, journals, novels, journalistic reports, and guide books, nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers recorded impressions and ruminations that not only offer opportunities for comparison and contrast but also shed light on the processes of modernization and the future that would emerge on both sides of the Atlantic. This latest offering from the important Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures series explores themes like urbanization, modernization, education, gender, Jewish identity, nationalism and internationalism, political and cultural values, and the experience of travel itself. Volume editors Thomas Adam and Nils Roemer have assembled a collection of varied studies that permit enlightened reflection on the ways in which travelers from the New and Old Worlds have observed, documented, understood, and negotiated their similarities and differences. The freshness and variety of the previously little-heard voices documented in Crossing the Atlantic will serve as an important reminder that an attentive interaction with “foreignness” has been and will continue to be one of the best paths to a more enlightened engagement with the familiar.

The Best American Travel Writing 2013

Started in November 2011, the website is a Berlin-based outfit that enables
travelers and other novelty seekers to find activities organized by what it refers to
as “real people.” Via Gidsy, genuine humanoids like you and me can monetize
our ...

The Best American Travel Writing 2013

Number-one New York Times best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed: A Love Story, Elizabeth Gilbert transports readers to far-flung locales with this collection of the year’s lushest and most inspiring travel writing.

The Big Book of Ghost Stories

Many of his stories have been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing.
The Best of Outside, and, eight times, in The Best American Sports Writing. He
has written five books, including Driving Lessons (2011) and Lost on Treasure ...

The Big Book of Ghost Stories

A spirited Black Lizard anthology with over a thousand pages of haunted—and haunting—ghost tales. Includes eerie vintage ghost illustrations. The ghost story is perhaps the oldest of all the supernatural literary genres and has captured the imagination of almost every writer to put pen to the page. Here, Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler has followed his keen sense of the supernatural to collect the most chilling and uncanny tales in the canon. These spectral stories span more than a hundred years, from modern-day horrors by Joyce Carol Oates, Chet Williamson and Andrew Klavan, to pulp yarns from August Derleth, Greye La Spina, and M. L. Humphreys, to the atmospheric Victorian tales of Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, and H. P. Lovecraft, not to mention modern works by the likes of Donald E. Westlake and Isaac Asimov that are already classics. Some of these stories have haunted the canon for a century, while others are making their first ghoulish appearance in book form. Whether you prefer possessive poltergeists, awful apparitions, or friendly phantoms, these stories are guaranteed to thrill you, tingle the spine, or tickle the funny bone, and keep you turning the pages with fearful delight. Including such classics as “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Open Window” and eerie vintage illustrations, and also featuring haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore! AlsoFeaturing haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore!

The Best American Sampler

This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected – and most popular – of its kind. This special e-book sampler contains eleven selections from the 2011 editions.

The Best American Sampler

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. The guest editor then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected – and most popular – of its kind. This special e-book sampler contains eleven selections from the 2011 editions. From The Best American Short Stories® edited by Geraldine Brooks: Housewifely Arts by Megan Mayhew Bergman Phantoms by Steven Millhauser From The Best American Essays® edited by Edwidge Danticat: Chapels by Pico Iyer There Are Things Awry Here by Lia Purpura From The Best American Mystery Stories edited by Harlan Coben: A Crime of Opportunity by Ernest J. Finney From The Best American Science and Nature Writing edited by Mary Roach: The Killer in the Pool by Tim Zimmermann, Jr. The Whole Fracking Enchilada by Sandra Steingraber From The Best American Sports Writing edited by Jane Leavy: The Surfing Savant by Paul Solotaroff New Mike, Old Christine by Nancy Hass From The Best American Travel Writing edited by Sloane Crosley: My Year at Sea by Christopher Buckley Miami Party Boom by Emily Witt

The Best Spiritual Writing 2011

The collection offers an opportunity to read intimate and thought-provoking work, ranging from poetry to short fiction to memoir to essay, by some of the nation's most esteemed writers, including Rick Bass, Philip Yancey, Terry Teachout, ...

The Best Spiritual Writing 2011

"A trove of well-wrought, luminous, soul-bracing gifts." -Thomas Lynch (on the 2010 edition) With selection chosen from a vast range of journals and magazines, The Best Spiritual Writing 2011 gathers the finest pieces of spiritual writing to appear in American publications during the past year. The collection offers an opportunity to read intimate and thought-provoking work, ranging from poetry to short fiction to memoir to essay, by some of the nation's most esteemed writers, including Rick Bass, Philip Yancey, Terry Teachout, Robert D. Kaplan, and many others. As Phyllis Tickle said of last year's edition, "there is enough here to feed the hungry heart for years to come."

Wanderlust

Spanning 15 years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves's insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures.

Wanderlust

Spanning fifteen years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves’s insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. In the jungles of Papua New Guinea, she loses herself—literally—to an Australian tour guide; in Cairo, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, only to discover the beginning of a pattern that will characterize her life over the long-term: while long-distance relationships work well for her, traditional relationships do not. Wanderlust, however, is more than a chronological conquest of men and countries: at its core, it’s a journey of self-discovery. In the course of her travels, Eaves finds herself and the sense of home she’s been lacking since childhood—and she sheds light on a growing culture of young women who have the freedom and inclination to define their own, increasingly global, lifestyles, unfettered by traditional roles and conventions of past generations of women.

All the Magic I Had Hoped For

"I am drawn to the end," says writer Justin Nobel. "The end of the road, the end of the story.

All the Magic I Had Hoped For

"I am drawn to the end," says writer Justin Nobel. "The end of the road, the end of the story..." At the end of a shady lane near Pineville, Louisiana Justin spends time with the ailing Chief of the Apalachee, once one of the greatest Native American tribes in the South-the Appalachian Mountains are named for them-, now all that remain are a few families. In Arkansas, Justin encounters a group of weary but starry-eyed diamond miners. And on a moonlit night in rural Oklahoma, local kids introduce him to backroading. He travels to the Arctic to learn about a lost Inuit way of death, and Japan to find the fabled "Granny-dump Mountain". This handsome travelogue contains a multitude of strange and captivating worlds. Justin's stories have been published in some of the country's most respected literary magazines; Tin House, Oxford American, Orion; as well as popular publications like Newsweek, TIME, Audubon and Popular Mechanics. His writing has been featured in Best American Travel Writing 2011 and Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014.

The Virginia Quarterly Review

His VQR essay “Babu on the Bad Road" was included in The Best American
Travel Writing 2013. ... Danielle Evans is the author of Before You Suffocate Your
Own Fool Self (Riverhead, 2011), the winner of the 2011 PEN/Robert W.
Bingham ...

The Virginia Quarterly Review


The Best American Magazine Writing 2013

In the years since he has written more than fifty worldwide best-sellers, most
recently Doctor Sleep (2013), Joyland (2013), The Wind Through the Keyhole (
2012), and 11/22/63 (2011). In 2000 he published On Writing: A ... DAPHNE
MERKIN is a cultural critic and a contributing writer to Bookforum, Elle, the New
York Times Magazine, T, Tablet, and Travel + Leisure. Formerly a staff writer for
The New ...

The Best American Magazine Writing 2013

Chosen by the American Society of Magazine Editors, the stories in this anthology include National Magazine Award–winning works of public interest, reporting, feature writing, and fiction. This year's selections include Pamela Colloff (Texas Monthly) on the agonizing, decades-long struggle by a convicted murderer to prove his innocence; Dexter Filkins (The New Yorker) on the emotional effort by an Iraq War veteran to make amends for the role he played in the deaths of innocent Iraqis; Chris Jones (Esquire) on Robert A. Caro's epic, ongoing investigation into the life and work of Lyndon Johnson; Charles C. Mann (Orion) on the odds of human beings' survival as a species; and Roger Angell (The New Yorker) on aging, dying, and loss. The former infantryman Brian Mockenhaupt (Byliner) describes modern combat in Afghanistan and its ability both to forge and challenge friendships; Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic) reflects on the complex racial terrain traversed by Barack Obama; Frank Rich (New York) assesses Mitt Romney's ambiguous candidacy; and Dahlia Lithwick (Slate) looks at the current and future implications of an eventful year in Supreme Court history. The volume also includes an interview on the art of screenwriting with Terry Southern from The Paris Review and an award-winning short story by Stephen King published in Harper's magazine.